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The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved Ørsted’s application to reduce the number of offshore substations and increase the size of the topsides on the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project.
On 24 April, NHV's helicopter carrying passengers from Van Oord to the UK East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm took off from Peterson's newly opened helicopter passenger terminal at Zeeland Airport in the Netherlands and thus marked the operational launch of the terminal.
Roxtec has delivered a package of cable sealing solutions for the Beatrice offshore wind farm off Scotland, including fireproof and watertight seals to secure high voltage cables on the two transformer modules.
The first phase of an industrial development in Buckie, Scotland, to exploit the growing offshore wind energy market has been completed, the Moray Council said.
UK governmental agencies, conservation organisations and companies have responded positively to Ørsted's application to reduce the number of offshore substations and increase the size of the topsides on the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project.
UK's Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved an increase in the total works area for the Hornsea Project Two onshore substation site.
Ørsted has sent an application to the UK's Planning Inspectorate to reduce the maximum number of offshore HVAC collector substations permitted under the Hornsea Project Two Development Consent Order (DCO).
Ørsted has published updated plans for the proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm, highlighting the changes that have been made as a result of feedback received through consultation events, one-to-one meetings and wider briefings with statutory bodies and interested parties.
Vattenfall has chosen the new 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine for its Danish offshore wind farms because it "was simply the cheapest choice in the market measured by cost per generated megawatt-hour electricity," Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind and Country Manager for Vattenfall in Denmark, said.
Nexans has opened a new high voltage test laboratory at its Calais Center of Excellence in France, making it fully operational with the capacity to test cable systems up to 1.5 million volts.
DONG Energy has today published a Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) containing new information about its Hornsea Project Three offshore wind project. The report is part of a wider formal public consultation that will run from today (27 July) to 20 September 2017.
Vattenfall, the developer of the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has published maps showing a reduced number of search areas identified as potential locations for onshore electrical infrastructure.
Hartlepool-based subsea cable supplier JDR has been selected by WindPlus as the preferred cable supplier for the 25MW Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm
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Dutch provider of aviation obstruction lighting Orga BV has installed its LED obstruction light system on the recently inaugurated 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm.
Transmission systems operator TenneT Holding B.V. has issued a new, EUR 500 million Green Bond, bringing its total long-term debt in green format to EUR 3 billion. TenneT launched and priced the 17-year Green Bond issue with a coupon of 1.25% with the support of three banks, Lloyds Bank, Rabobank and Royal Bank of Scotland. The company […]
John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]
Vattenfall has won the Danish nearshore wind tender after submitting the final bid for Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord sites on 1 September and offering the lowest bid of DKK 0,475/kWh. There were five possible locations within the tender and Vattenfall bid for two sites on the west coast of Jutland. As a result, the company will now develop […]
Below, we bring an article on the UK's offshore wind energy status and potential, written by Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy at Loughborough University, and originally published by The Conversation. In 1993, nine 300kW turbines were installed on the eastern pier at Blyth Harbour, near Newcastle on England’s east coast. One can question whether this […]
TenneT Holding B.V. has launched and priced its second EUR 1 billion Green Bond issue to finance the transmission system operator's offshore wind-related projects. The EUR 1bn dual tranche (10 and 20 year) bond issue, each sized at EUR 500 million with coupons of 1.000% and 1.875% respectively, has been issued with the support of five banks, Barclays […]
Renewable generation will become the safest investment choice in the power market and dominate power generation new builds in the next ten years, DNV GL predicts in its Technology Outlook 2025. DNV GL identified ten technology trends in materials, wind, solar, electricity storage, data-communications and power electronics that will unleash a ‘perfect storm,’ creating a new power […]
The consortium between Prysmian and Siemens, currently constructing the Western HVDC Link project, has received the “Sword of Honour” award from the British Safety Council (BSC). The 2015 Sword of Honour scheme was open to specific business units and sites that achieved a five star outcome – the highest score – in the Five Star […]
The DolWin beta converter platform left Aibel's yard in Haugesund, Norway on the night of August 1. Following a four-day transport stage, the platform will be installed in the DolWin wind cluster in the German North Sea. The platform concept is based on experience from the oil and gas sector, and has been developed and […]
TenneT Holding B.V. yesterday launched and priced its inaugural Green Bond issue, a EUR 1 billion dual tranche (6 and 12 year) bond issue, each sized at EUR 500 million with coupons of 0.875% and 1.750% respectively with the support of five banks, HSBC Bank plc., ING Bank N.V., Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB Bank […]
While crew transfer vessels have originally been the main source for transferring technicians and engineers and their work tools to and from the wind farms, the growing trend of wind farms being, and to be built, further at sea has proven to provide quite some challenges for this sector. A challenge not only to maintain or […]
The port of Eemshaven, on the mouth of the Eems River estuary, is a vast area in the North East of the Netherlands with a huge potential for development. This potential has been recently recognised by Google who have chosen the area to invest hundreds of millions of Euros in building their new data storage […]